The Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan (CSP) exists to eliminate duplicative planning efforts of child-serving agencies by using the Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework to identify goals and gaps in the children’s services continuum and taking a Collective Impact approach to achieve the 5 desired community conditions of well-being for Broward County. What does this all mean? Developed by Mark Friedman,
Results Based Accountability is a disciplined approach that uses community data to collectively take action to improve the lives of children, families, and the community.
Using data from the community and service providers, RBA is a means to improve the well-being of whole populations and the well-being of client populations served by agencies and systems of care. This process takes a backwards approach looking at ends and working towards a means. When applied to the Broward Children’s Strategic Plan the ends are the 5 desired community conditions of well-being results. Using these combined tools each CSP committee produces a Turn the Curve Report which summarizes the data and identifies what needs improvement and what is working. This data is maintained and distributed to the community by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC), the entity chosen by the Leadership Coalition to be the “Anchor Agency” for the Plan.